Remy Gardner – The Winner of Moto2™ World Championship 2021

Remy Gardner has won the Moto2 World Championship after taking 10th position at Valencia

NHK Helmet – Remy Gardner has won the Moto2 World Championship for Red Bull KTM Ajo after taking 10th position at Valencia, Spain and round eighteen of eighteen in 2021 MotoGP. Teammate Raul Fernandez claimed the final round and classified runner-up in his rookie season.

  • Gardner brings first Moto2 title to the KTM GP Academy thanks to five victories & 12 podiums
  • The 23-year-old is the first Australian Moto2 champion and the first from his country to lift a title since Casey Stoner in 2011.

Remy Gardner rode to 10th position at a sunny Ricardo Tormo Circuit for the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana and delivered his first world championship after six seasons learning his trade in the tight and competitive Moto2. The Australian completed a nervy race that had been red-flagged early-on and shortened due to an oil spillage on the track. Teammate Raul Fernandez sprinted to the checkered flag and the points difference between the two was just four by the end.

Gardner moved up from 15th to 6th and now to 1st in his last three Moto2 campaigns. He joined the Red Bull KTM Ajo team for 2021 for the final surge of performance to make a push for the title. He gathered 12 podiums through a consistent term that included five wins in Italy, Catalunya, Germany, Great Britain and Portugal. He captured three consecutive trophies in his first three races for the team in Qatar and Portugal.

(source : KTM.com Press Release)

FIFTH VICTORY FOR REMY GARDNER IN 2021 SEASON

Gardner prevails at the Algarve Grand Prix and achieves his fifth victory of the year. Fernandez completes an excellent Sunday for the team in second place.

Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rounded off the Algarve Grand Prix with the team’s seventh one-two of the season, as Remy Gardner won the race with Raul Fernandez second. The Australian earned his fifth victory of 2021 with an excellent showing, overcoming discomfort caused by a crash on Friday in Free Practice. Fernandez battled for the win with his teammate in Portugal and finally he was in the podium for the fourth time this season.

Remy Gardner, Moto2 race, Algarve MotoGP, 7 November 2021

Remy Gardner, Moto2, Algarve MotoGP, 5 November 2021

The Algarve Grand Prix started well for Remy Gardner who, after the first lap, held his second position. The Australian rider pushed to the maximum to prevent his teammate’s breakaway at the front, but he was overtaken by another rider, increasing the gap to the leader. Far from throwing in the towel on lap 9, Gardner got the place back and started reducing a gap of more than one second from first place. At the end of the contest, the Moto2 Red Bull KTM Ajo talent caught and overtook his teammate for the lead and got his fifth victory of the season.

After the Algarve Grand Prix, Gardner remains leader of the Moto2 World Championship with 305 points. Fernandez is second with 282. The season finale, where it will be decided which of the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders wins the title, will take place in Valencia from November 12-14th.

Remy Gardner said : “It was a great day for me. We took 25 much-needed points, and it was a very tough race for me. The weekend started off quite chaotic, but I was finally able to overcome the discomfort to my rib well to get this important victory. Mentally, it has been one of the most intense rounds for me, as well as one of the most difficult Sundays of the season. I am happy with how everything turned out, and I hope that in Valencia we can achieve what we have been wanting for so long.”

Another amazing podium for Remy Gardner at Misano

Remy Gardner completes another magnificent one-two for the team with 2nd place.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 enjoyed another dream Sunday at the San Marino Grand Prix, earning their sixth one-two finish of the year with Raul Fernandez first and Remy Gardner second. The Spaniard performed an epic feat in achieving his second consecutive victory – his sixth of the season – overcoming pain in his right hand. Gardner claimed his 11th podium from the 14 races in 2021 to date.

Starting from the pole position, Fernandez took the holeshot but was subsequently passed by two rivals. Despite pain in his right hand – operated on just a fortnight ago – the Red Bull KTM Ajo talent pushed hard to regain the lead on Lap 9. From that moment on, Fernandez upped his pace and, after setting the fastest lap, opened a small gap. Only his teammate was able to stay with him at the end of the contest. Thanks to this result, the Spaniard becomes the Rookie of the Year in Moto2.

Gardner was on the second row of the grid but had a tough opening lap. The Australian then had to work hard to overtake other riders and climb positions. At the halfway point of the race, the World Championship leader hunted down the front group and moved into the podium places for the first time, then set his sights on his teammate. After a scare on the final corners when mounting his challenge for the win, he finished in a deserved second position.

Gardner continues to lead the Moto2 World Championship with 271 points. Fernandez is second with 237. The Red Bull KTM Ajo duo will be back in action in two weeks for the Americas Grand Prix, held from October 1st-3rd.

Remy Gardner, Moto2, San Marino MotoGP, 18 September 2021

Remy Gardner, Moto2, San Marino MotoGP, 18 September 2021

Remy Gardner said : “It was a spectacular race today. We pushed hard to get the victory, but a mistake at Turn 11 on the last lap prevented us from doing so. What I will take away is that we were very fast and I felt strong. The important thing is that we have once again limited the damage and picked up 20 more points. We can’t complain. I want to thank the team and everyone who supports me. We will give it our all again at the next race.”

Source : RedBull KTM Ajo Press Release

Another podium for Remy Gardner in this season

The Red Bull KTM Ajo wins the Moto2 World Championship Team title with a one-two finish for Fernandez and Gardner at the Aragon Grand Prix.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 team enjoyed a dream weekend at the Aragon Grand Prix, as they were crowned Team World Champions in the Moto2 class. They did so with a fifth one-two finish of the season, thanks to race winner Raul Fernandez and second placed Remy Gardner. The team achieved 9 victories and 9 podiums this season so far.

The Aragon Grand Prix began well for Fernandez, who managed to maintain the third position on the grid. From the start of the contest, the Spaniard proved to be one step ahead of his rivals, and on Lap 4 he hunted down the leader and passed him to take the lead. From that moment on, the Red KTM Ajo Moto2 rider pushed to break away from the rest of the field, going on to claim the fifth win of his rookie season. The result – the 7th victory of his Grand Prix career to date – comes just a week after having undergone surgery on a fractured fifth right metacarpal.

Gardner started from second and pushed hard, although on Lap 2 he was overtaken by his teammate and was left isolated in third place. Staying focused and calm, and enduring the heat on track, he would move back up a position when the rider in second crashed in the final third of the contest. The Spaniard stayed in that spot until the chequered flag, completing the one-two finish and taking his 6th podium of 2021 so far.

Gardner continues to lead the World Championship with 251 points. Fernandez is second with 212. Red Bull KTM Ajo will be back to work in less than a week for the San Marino Grand Prix, held from September 17-19th.

Remy Gardner, Moto2, Aragon MotoGP, 11 September 2021

Remy Gardner, Moto2 race, Aragon MotoGP, 12 September 2021

Remy Gardner said : “I’m happy because Aragon is a difficult track, and second place feels like a victory. Fortunately, I have only dropped five points. There are still many contests to go this season, we are performing at a good level and we will take things race by race. The history of this team is incredible, and my name is part of it. I think I picked a good team who have dominated throughout the year and winning the championship with five rounds to go is incredible. They have put a great team together, the guys in the box work hard and we are like a family. Congratulations!”

Source : RedBull KTM Ajo Press Release

Remy Gardner Claims Fourth Win Of The Season At Silverstone

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider prevails in an exciting British Grand Prix, as Raul Fernandez crashes out with four laps to go.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 were victorious for the second round in a row, with Remy Gardner taking a brilliant win at the British Grand Prix. The Australian thus claimed his fourth triumph of the year – the fifth of his career. Teammate Raul Fernandez had a tough Sunday, and the Spaniard crashed out with four laps to go while riding in seventh position.

Remy Gardner had a good start from the second row of the grid, holding onto fourth place. The Australian pushed hard to avoid an escape by those ahead of him and, on Lap 5, began to overtake his rivals and claim the lead. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 star tried to escape, with only one rider following him. In a duel for the victory, Gardner eventually won out.

The British Grand Prix race started well for Fernandez, who was on the second row of the grid. Getting off the line well, he was fifth into the first corner, then latched onto the leading group, but shortly thereafter he dropped a place. With four laps remaining, Fernandez was unable to avoid a crash at Turn 13 when up into 7th and could not re-join the contest.

Gardner continues to lead the Moto2 World Championship with 231 points. Fernandez is 2nd with 187. The Red Bull KTM Ajo will be back in action in two weeks’ time for the Aragon Grand Prix, which takes place from September 10-12th.

Remy Gardner, Moto2, British MotoGP, 28 August 2021

Remy Gardner said : “I’m lost for words. It was an incredible day. I felt good throughout all the sessions this weekend and, especially, on the hard tyre, I had a strong pace. I am very happy to have achieved this victory and to have claimed 25 points which are very important. I want to thank the team and everyone who has supported me. I can’t wait for the next round, in which I will continue to do my best.”

Source : RedBull KTM Ajo Press Release

Another unstoppable podium for Remy Gardner at Dutch GP

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rookie heads the team’s fourth one-two finish of the 2021 season, with Remy Gardner in second place.

Raul Fernandez capped a flawless weekend at the Dutch Grand Prix with a win from the pole position, also setting the fastest lap of the race. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider keeps up a brilliant series of results in his rookie Moto2 season, with his third victory of 2021 so far – the fifth of his career. Remy Gardner took a hard fought second place, as the team made it four one-two finishes this campaign.

Gardner made a great start, maintaining second place at the first corner. The Australian pushed to the front on Lap 3 and attempted a breakaway but was reeled back in and eventually fell to fourth just past the midway point of the race. A late push enabled him to return to second position, earning him his eighth podium of the season and his 13th in Moto2.

Remy Gardner, Moto2, Dutch MotoGP, 25 June 2021

Remy Gardner, Moto2, Dutch MotoGP, 26 June 2021

Remy Gardner remains the leader of the Moto2 World Championship with 184 points. Raul Fernandez is second with 153. The Red Bull KTM Ajo team will now enjoy a summer break before the Styria Grand Prix, held in Austria from August 6th-8th.

Remy Gardner said :  “Raul [Fernandez] was very strong, and we knew that this weekend he had something extra compared to us. We gave everything we had, but the fight with the rest of the rivals didn’t allow us to set a high pace either. It was enough of a struggle to stay with the group. However, I knew that normally I am strong on the last three laps; I started to hunt them down one by one and I passed them to take second. We did a good job and the other riders didn’t take many points from us. I’m going into the summer break with a smile on my face.”

Source : RedBull KTM Ajo Press Release

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